Senate PUBLIC HEARING Elections and Urban Affairs
The committee will hold a public hearing on the following items at the time specified below: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 9:30 AM 411 South
Senate Bill 95 Relating to: changing the compensation structure by which a Milwaukee County supervisor may be paid, changing the term length of [...]
Do you have friends or relations who work full time and earn $11.53 per hour? Do you know people who work really hard full time and make less than $11.53 per hour? Do you feel that’s a reasonable full time hourly rate? Is it livable rate?
Now, why am I picking on $11.53 per hour? [...]
The economic discipline’s all in a buzz over the recent debunking of the Reinhardt/Rogoff study and with good reason. The study’s conclusions form the entire foundation for Conservative austerity and recessional spending (more appropriately, the lack thereof). Shall we not forget the “serious” budgetier Paul Ryan’s insistence of fiscal crisis proven without doubt by [...]
Most readers of this blog are probably aware that Governor Scott Walker has included a ban on local residency requirements as part of his next biennial budget for 2013-2015. And of course this has resulted in any number of complaints from both the left and the right.
Leading the pack has been Milwaukee Mayor Tom [...]
First term Democratic members of the state assembly introduced a bill that would move the responsibility for redistricting from the assembly to an independent commission.
Thursday’s proposal would require the maps to be drawn without giving consideration to which party would benefit or where incumbents live. The plan is based on Iowa’s redistricting law, which [...]
Let’s start with a very basic factoid that I’ve brought up a time or two this year: $15,080 is minimum wage ($7.25) times 40 hours per week per 52 weeks.
And just 60 days ago State Representative Joe Sanfelippo, before he finally introduced ‘his’ bill, was tossing around $15,000 as a reasonable salary for a [...]
If you want a say in how your county operates in the future…take the opportunity to have your voice heard and attend one of these listening sessions:
Upcoming OUR Milwaukee Reform Plan Hearings:
April 11th Hosted by Supervisor Borkowski, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00p.m. Greenfield High School 4800 S 60th St, Greenfield, WI 53220
Thursday April [...]
Certainly by now you have read any number of articles about the involvement of lobbyists in the development of Assembly Bill 85 ~ you know the one ~ the one that Representative Joe Sanfelippo introduced in Madison to reform Milwaukee County government.
From Daniel Bice at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Newly released drafting documents [...]
First of all the Democrats once again experienced a massive fail in branding the tax reductions implemented during President George W Bush’s administration. Since they were enacted with a hard sunset date, the Democrats should have loudly and consistently referred to them as the Bush Tax Holiday. Which is exactly what they were!
So now, [...]
Here is an excerpt for the February 8th Milwaukee County Board press release announcing the OUR Milwaukee County initiative:
“We are delivering on the promise of government reform discussion that is local and inclusive,” said Chairwoman Dimitrijevic. “We are eager to listen to our constituents – the people who live throughout Milwaukee County – to [...]